Police have extradited the fugitive former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, from Niamey, Niger Republic, FirstNews Online has learnt.
Maina was apprehended in the Nigerien capital, Niamey, on Monday, by the operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, International Criminal Police Organisation National Central Bureau, Abuja, in collaboration with their Nigerien counterparts.
It was gathered on Thursday that Maina has been brought back to Abuja and is currently being detained by the police.
Sources say he’ll be grilled and later handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission or the Nigerian Correctional Service for remand in Kuje Custodial facility.
Commissioner of Police, Interpol NCB, Garba Umar, confirmed Maina’s extradition.
Maina, who is a former director in the ministry of interior, is being prosecuted on 12 counts of money laundering to the tune of N2 billion by the EFCC.
He had jumped bail forcing the trial judge, Justice Abang Okon to issue an arrest warrant against him.
He was said to have stopped attending his trial since September 29, 2020, prompting Justice Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, to order the remand of his surety, Senator Ali Ndume penultimate Monday.
Ndume was , however, set free by the court last Friday.